Period
to 16 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 55 108
Rank change year-on-year +17 +53 +146
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 8,002 7,965 5,293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.88% 4.89% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.39% 5.32% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 6,599 6,284 4,406
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 125,194 149,730 166,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.05% 91.84% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 98,868 119,112 131,444
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 16 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 7,491 £70,000 +7.69% 1,267
London +7 4,600 £75,000 +7.14% 692
UK excluding London +16 3,300 £55,000 - 657
South East +18 1,011 £60,000 +5.26% 145
North of England +38 978 £50,000 - 197
North West +35 604 £51,871 -1.20% 106
Midlands -15 351 £50,000 -9.09% 112
Scotland +20 343 £51,500 -6.36% 49
Yorkshire +21 321 £50,000 - 64
South West -11 280 £52,500 -4.55% 48
East of England +20 257 £60,000 +9.09% 76
West Midlands +7 211 £50,000 -9.09% 66
East Midlands -27 140 £50,000 -9.09% 46
Wales +6 77 £47,500 -13.64% 24
North East +25 53 £50,000 +11.11% 27
Northern Ireland +3 16 £57,500 +35.29% 9

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 4,713 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 3,894 (48.66%) Java
3 3,077 (38.45%) AWS
4 2,657 (33.20%) Docker
5 2,598 (32.47%) DevOps
6 2,372 (29.64%) JavaScript
7 2,248 (28.09%) Software Engineering
8 2,145 (26.81%) Azure
9 2,055 (25.68%) .NET
10 2,044 (25.54%) C#
11 2,019 (25.23%) Kubernetes
12 1,927 (24.08%) TDD
13 1,692 (21.14%) Finance
14 1,686 (21.07%) SQL
15 1,673 (20.91%) Spring
16 1,450 (18.12%) Python
17 1,359 (16.98%) React
18 1,327 (16.58%) Scrum
18 1,327 (16.58%) Git (software)
19 1,268 (15.85%) AngularJS
20 1,229 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
21 1,169 (14.61%) RESTful
22 1,165 (14.56%) Spring Boot
23 1,112 (13.90%) Web Services
24 1,087 (13.58%) REST
25 1,069 (13.36%) Jenkins
26 1,047 (13.08%) Node.js
27 964 (12.05%) .NET Core
28 945 (11.81%) HTML
29 933 (11.66%) Java 8

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 389 (4.86%) Confluence
2 268 (3.35%) Apache Spark
3 226 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
4 167 (2.09%) CMS
5 140 (1.75%) Apache
6 84 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
7 72 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 71 (0.89%) IIS
9 68 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 64 (0.80%) Apache Solr
11 55 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 45 (0.56%) OpenStack
13 43 (0.54%) nginx
13 43 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
14 37 (0.46%) JBoss
15 34 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 33 (0.41%) Headless CMS
17 31 (0.39%) Umbraco
18 28 (0.35%) WordPress
19 27 (0.34%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 33 (0.41%) MS Visio
2 13 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
5 6 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.062%) Gliffy
7 4 (0.050%) Zeplin
8 2 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.025%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.025%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.012%) InDesign
9 1 (0.012%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.012%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 48 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 38 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 32 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
4 27 (0.34%) Magento
5 19 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
6 11 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
6 11 (0.14%) PolarLake
7 8 (0.100%) FINCAD Analytics
7 8 (0.100%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 6 (0.075%) Quorum
8 6 (0.075%) R3 Corda
9 3 (0.037%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.037%) SAP Retail
10 2 (0.025%) Eikon
10 2 (0.025%) Exstream
10 2 (0.025%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.025%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.025%) Shopify
11 1 (0.012%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.012%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3,077 (38.45%) AWS
2 2,145 (26.81%) Azure
3 844 (10.55%) GCP
4 651 (8.14%) Serverless
5 437 (5.46%) SaaS
6 367 (4.59%) AWS Lambda
7 338 (4.22%) PaaS
8 328 (4.10%) Amazon EC2
9 260 (3.25%) GitHub
10 228 (2.85%) Amazon S3
11 220 (2.75%) OpenShift
12 214 (2.67%) Amazon ECS
13 157 (1.96%) IaaS
14 144 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
15 141 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
16 138 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
17 77 (0.96%) Power Platform
18 67 (0.84%) Datadog
19 60 (0.75%) Apigee
20 58 (0.72%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 165 (2.06%) HTTP
2 111 (1.39%) Internet
3 95 (1.19%) Firewall
4 70 (0.87%) VPN
5 63 (0.79%) DNS
5 63 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 33 (0.41%) SSL
7 23 (0.29%) DHCP
8 20 (0.25%) Kerberos
9 16 (0.20%) HTTPS
10 12 (0.15%) DMZ
11 9 (0.11%) FTP
11 9 (0.11%) Skype
12 7 (0.087%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.075%) IPFS
13 6 (0.075%) Network Security
13 6 (0.075%) SMTP
14 5 (0.062%) AMQP
14 5 (0.062%) IPsec
14 5 (0.062%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 902 (11.27%) NoSQL
2 864 (10.80%) SQL Server
3 623 (7.79%) MongoDB
4 577 (7.21%) PostgreSQL
5 564 (7.05%) Big Data
6 539 (6.74%) MySQL
7 460 (5.75%) Relational Database
8 284 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 244 (3.05%) Redis
10 198 (2.47%) RDBMS
11 174 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
12 169 (2.11%) Hadoop
13 142 (1.77%) Blockchain
14 138 (1.72%) Amazon Aurora
15 128 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 100 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
17 99 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
18 90 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 77 (0.96%) Power BI
20 76 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1,327 (16.58%) Git (software)
2 1,069 (13.36%) Jenkins
3 619 (7.74%) JIRA
4 441 (5.51%) Maven
5 294 (3.67%) Selenium
6 286 (3.57%) JUnit
7 244 (3.05%) Cucumber
8 203 (2.54%) GitLab
9 191 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 187 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 173 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
12 163 (2.04%) Bitbucket
12 163 (2.04%) Gradle
13 150 (1.87%) TeamCity
14 129 (1.61%) Artifactory
14 129 (1.61%) Visual Studio
15 123 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
16 120 (1.50%) Subversion
17 118 (1.47%) NUnit
18 109 (1.36%) JMeter
General
1 1,692 (21.14%) Finance
2 634 (7.92%) Banking
3 535 (6.69%) Retail
4 340 (4.25%) Front Office
5 219 (2.74%) Games
6 173 (2.16%) Marketing
7 151 (1.89%) Public Sector
8 128 (1.60%) Law
9 117 (1.46%) Investment Banking
10 91 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 71 (0.89%) Legal
12 56 (0.70%) Advertising
13 50 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 43 (0.54%) Billing
15 41 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 32 (0.40%) Automotive
16 32 (0.40%) Back Office
17 25 (0.31%) Electronics
18 17 (0.21%) Publishing
19 8 (0.100%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4,516 (56.44%) Developer
2 1,925 (24.06%) Java Developer
3 1,293 (16.16%) Senior Developer
4 1,052 (13.15%) Software Engineer
5 847 (10.58%) Architect
6 827 (10.33%) .NET Developer
7 682 (8.52%) C# Developer
8 604 (7.55%) Senior Java Developer
9 580 (7.25%) Java Engineer
10 494 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 420 (5.25%) Java Software Engineer
12 411 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
13 404 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
14 398 (4.97%) Software Developer
15 354 (4.42%) Lead Developer
16 333 (4.16%) AWS Engineer
17 328 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
18 318 (3.97%) AWS Developer
19 314 (3.92%) Python Developer
20 303 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,055 (25.68%) .NET
2 1,673 (20.91%) Spring
3 1,359 (16.98%) React
4 1,268 (15.85%) AngularJS
5 1,169 (14.61%) RESTful
6 1,165 (14.56%) Spring Boot
7 1,112 (13.90%) Web Services
8 1,087 (13.58%) REST
9 1,047 (13.08%) Node.js
10 964 (12.05%) .NET Core
11 945 (11.81%) HTML
12 868 (10.85%) CSS
13 700 (8.75%) ASP.NET
14 613 (7.66%) Kafka
15 506 (6.32%) J2EE
16 461 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
17 445 (5.56%) HTML5
18 428 (5.35%) .NET Framework
19 366 (4.57%) JSON
20 339 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 840 (10.50%) Greenfield Project
2 348 (4.35%) Cloud Native
3 343 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 291 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 290 (3.62%) User Experience
6 268 (3.35%) Mobile App
7 240 (3.00%) Fixed Income
8 235 (2.94%) Public Cloud
9 214 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 209 (2.61%) Equities
11 186 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
12 181 (2.26%) Derivative
13 178 (2.22%) Algorithms
14 129 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
15 123 (1.54%) iPad
16 120 (1.50%) Virtual Team
17 117 (1.46%) Data Structures
18 105 (1.31%) Hedge funds
19 102 (1.27%) Blog
20 99 (1.24%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 877 (10.96%) Linux
2 300 (3.75%) Windows
3 248 (3.10%) Unix
4 157 (1.96%) Android
5 135 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 80 (1.00%) CentOS
7 73 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 69 (0.86%) Windows Server
9 31 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 28 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 25 (0.31%) Debian
12 19 (0.24%) Windows 10
13 15 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.17%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.11%) AIX
15 9 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.100%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.075%) ThreadX
18 5 (0.062%) Robot Operating System
19 4 (0.050%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,713 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2,598 (32.47%) DevOps
3 2,248 (28.09%) Software Engineering
4 1,927 (24.08%) TDD
5 1,327 (16.58%) Scrum
6 1,229 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
7 878 (10.97%) Test Automation
8 844 (10.55%) BDD
9 823 (10.28%) Mentoring
10 821 (10.26%) E-Commerce
11 789 (9.86%) Problem-Solving
12 788 (9.85%) MVC
13 783 (9.79%) Fintech
14 706 (8.82%) SOA
15 677 (8.46%) Continuous Delivery
16 605 (7.56%) Computer Science
17 594 (7.42%) OO
18 590 (7.37%) Open Source
19 585 (7.31%) Analytics
20 461 (5.76%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3,894 (48.66%) Java
2 2,372 (29.64%) JavaScript
3 2,044 (25.54%) C#
4 1,686 (21.07%) SQL
5 1,450 (18.12%) Python
6 933 (11.66%) Java 8
7 488 (6.10%) Scala
8 458 (5.72%) TypeScript
9 379 (4.74%) Go
10 369 (4.61%) PHP
11 349 (4.36%) Ruby
12 253 (3.16%) R
13 246 (3.07%) Kotlin
14 218 (2.72%) Bash Shell
15 201 (2.51%) ES6
16 141 (1.76%) C++
16 141 (1.76%) T-SQL
17 127 (1.59%) PowerShell
18 100 (1.25%) Perl
19 78 (0.97%) C
Qualifications
1 646 (8.07%) Degree
2 314 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 101 (1.26%) AWS Certification
4 90 (1.12%) Security Cleared
5 36 (0.45%) Master's Degree
6 29 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 24 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 24 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
8 17 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (0.21%) RHCE
9 12 (0.15%) ISEB
9 12 (0.15%) PhD
10 11 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
11 9 (0.11%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (0.100%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.087%) SANS
14 6 (0.075%) MCSD
14 6 (0.075%) Postgraduate
15 5 (0.062%) MCAD
15 5 (0.062%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 403 (5.04%) QA
2 59 (0.74%) GDPR
3 54 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.15%) SLA
6 7 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.087%) TickIT
7 6 (0.075%) WCAG
8 5 (0.062%) NIST
8 5 (0.062%) PMO
8 5 (0.062%) PSD2
8 5 (0.062%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.050%) EMIR
9 4 (0.050%) MiFID
9 4 (0.050%) SEPA
10 2 (0.025%) GAMP
11 1 (0.012%) COBIT
11 1 (0.012%) RMADS
System Software
1 2,657 (33.20%) Docker
2 59 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 44 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.40%) Varnish
4 32 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (0.27%) HDFS
6 19 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 17 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.15%) vSphere
9 4 (0.050%) NFS
9 4 (0.050%) Postfix
10 3 (0.037%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.037%) OpenDJ
10 3 (0.037%) OpenIDM
10 3 (0.037%) RACF
10 3 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.037%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.025%) iptables
11 2 (0.025%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.012%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2,019 (25.23%) Kubernetes
2 666 (8.32%) Terraform
3 508 (6.35%) Ansible
4 322 (4.02%) Puppet
5 255 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
6 110 (1.37%) Prometheus
7 103 (1.29%) Kibana
8 102 (1.27%) Mesos
9 96 (1.20%) Marathon
10 87 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
11 77 (0.96%) Packer
12 75 (0.94%) Consul
13 67 (0.84%) Grafana
14 65 (0.81%) Rancher
15 44 (0.55%) Istio
16 36 (0.45%) Salt
17 35 (0.44%) Graphite
17 35 (0.44%) logstash
18 32 (0.40%) Rundeck
19 25 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 712 (8.90%) Microsoft
2 510 (6.37%) Google
3 394 (4.92%) Oracle
4 176 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
5 154 (1.92%) SAP
6 141 (1.76%) WorldPay
7 123 (1.54%) Splunk
8 100 (1.25%) IBM
9 84 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 83 (1.04%) Sybase
11 73 (0.91%) Atlassian
12 69 (0.86%) AppDynamics
13 68 (0.85%) hybris
14 67 (0.84%) Adobe
15 65 (0.81%) New Relic
16 64 (0.80%) MuleSoft
17 56 (0.70%) Sitecore
18 54 (0.67%) Xamarin
19 50 (0.62%) VMware
20 42 (0.52%) Facebook